A group of unidentified bandits have attacked a mining site in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara, killing one of the six mobile Policemen on guard and kidnapped others. One of the eyewitnesses Salisu Lawali said the bandits overran the site situated in Sunke village after random gunshots, disarmed the policemen, killing one of them in the process.
He explained that the gunmen kidnapped the policemen to an unknown destination and released them the following day without their guns. Police officer Lawali said he said There was no negotiation, because the kidnapped policemen just returned to the site unhurt, the only thing missing was their guns which they said were in the custody of their abductors.
Confirming the incident, the Chairman of Anka Local Government Area, Alhaji Mustapha Gado, said the policemen were deployed to man the site.
He said the abductees were released after some hours. The Divisional Police officer of the local government said that the officers were released but their rifles were still in the custody of the bandits. stressing that They ordered for the closure of all the goldmines, but the foreign expatriates were still found because their machinery was stationed at the sites.
they inquired from the relevant authorities on the need to close down the sites and got approval, but those operating the sites sourced for security operatives to man the sites for them.